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"A Literary Assault on the American Mind"
Do not be deceived by the title—“A Literary Assault on the American Mind”, is the new poetry anthology from Silent Noise Publishing Group. This book celebrates traditional American values such as standing up for equality and questioning authority. The accessible yet multidimensional poems and spoken word pieces captured in the book exalt heroes, mourn loss, tackle issues of prejudice and bigotry, and challenge readers to confront their privilege. Most importantly, they present views of America from a variety of perspectives not often represented in the mainstream. In a deeply troubled and particularly fragmented time for the American consciousness, “A Literary Assault on the American Mind” expresses what often goes unexpressed. It is a collection of voices whose combined force is a stunning and necessary addition to the conversation surrounding prejudice, authority, and what it means to be American in the 21st century. - Cate Harpool & Jennifer Tharp